All the ground work I’ve done with Annie EVERY DAY since January has certainly has  paid off as you will see.  She trusts me and she follows me around because I have gained her respect.

I had placed the tarp down while she watched me from the other pen. I folded it up, put rocks to hold it down and then called her to me. She walked up and watched me walking on it  while I kept repeating our verbal cue to relax and trust me “ain’t nothin ”.

I then stepped back to let her investigate and these are the pictures of her fantastic progress. “Ain’t Nothin” anymore.

Next session I will be desensitising her to the tarp and rub it all over her body. The end result I want is to put the tarp on top of her and lead her around.

Tarp Training